"A very personal case turns deadly"
Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted August 14, 2018
Thriller | Suspense
Investigative reporter Max Revere takes on a very personal
case. Her own mother's abandoned her when she was nine. Only
sending postcards over the next seven years before they stop
coming. The only clue Max has is her mother's abandoned car
in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay. There she starts to
dig for the truth, but not everyone is glad that she is in
town digging for clues.
I've become quite taken with Allison Brennan's series
and was looking forward to reading the new Max Revere book.
Since I'm a latecomer to the series have I only read this
book and SHATTERED
the one published before. It was, by the way, SHATTERED that
introduced me to Allison Brennan and I was thrilled to find
a new great author to read.
ABANDONED is a fabulous thriller. At first, it seems that
this hunt for the truth will not be that dangerous. We learn
more about Max's past, her life with her mother and growing
up with her grandparents. We also learn what Max's mother
Martha was up to during the seven years before she
disappeared. Martha had hooked up with a con man and it
seemed that they were up to no good. The problem is that Max
digging may bring old ghosts to life. Some secrets should
ABANDONED is the kind of book I love to read, you learn more
about the lead character as well as get a cold case mystery
to solve. And, for romance fans, yes, there is a hint of a
romance in the book as well.
Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases,
but the one investigation she's never attempted is the
mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she
was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never
returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the
postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally
dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until
With a single clue―that her mother’s car
disappeared sixteen years ago in a small town on the
Chesapeake Bay―Max drops everything to finally seek the
truth. As Max investigates, and her mother's story unfolds,
she realizes that Martha teamed up with a con man. They
traveled the world living off Martha’s trust and money they
conned from others.
Though no one claims to know
anything about Martha or her disappearance, Max suspects
more than one person is lying. When she learns the FBI has
an active investigation into the con man, Max knows she’s on
the right path. But as Max digs into the dark secrets of
this idyllic community, the only thing she might find is the
same violent end as her mother.
New York Times
bestselling author Allison Brennan weaves the intimate,
unputdownable story of an investigator confronting the most
important--and most dangerous--mystery of her career.
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